Jim Hart today opens a new Pirtek franchise in South San Francisco, Calif., to bring hose and fitting replacement services directly to customer jobsites. Specializing in minimizing equipment downtime, mobile-based Pirtek SFO will arrive at customer locations within one hour of a call to size up needs, remove failed hydraulic hose assemblies, manufacture replacement assemblies on location and install them, ensuring that equipment is back up and running before leaving the jobsite.
"Silicon Valley hasn't felt the recession as deeply as other parts of the country," said Hart. "Housing seems to be stabilizing, an electric car assembly plant is going to be built in Fremont, and the 49ers are building a new stadium in Santa Clara. Overall, the economy is on the upswing, and we are coming in at an exciting time to support it and grow with it."
The new franchise has three mobile service vans that will serve customers from landscapers and industrial manufacturing plants to municipalities and waste recyclers. The vans will carry a large selection of hoses and fittings, including braided and spiral hose styles and standard and metric hose fittings and adapters. Each van's high-capacity crimp machine will have the capability to produce crimp hose assemblies from ¼- to 1¼-inch diameters.
Rockledge, Fla.-based Pirtek USA is a leading service provider of one-hour on-site hose replacement. For more information, visit www.pirtekusa.com.